Like so many people, you may think that it takes money or status to change the quality of your life. But that has never been the truth. A genuinely empowered person recognizes the authority that words carry. Have you ever stopped to consider how much power is contained in every word that you say? Everyone has certainly felt the power of the words another person has spoken to them, especially if those words were expressing love – or anger.
An entire universe exists in every word you say. Words are power. We “give our word” to someone as a way of sealing a bond. Breaking our “word” represents the shattering of a commitment and can devastate a relationship forever. Words are the creative tools through which you form the stories you tell yourself about every experience in your life.
The power of words and right speech was a fundamental teaching in the ancient Greek Mystery Schools, as these skills were recognized as essential to anyone striving to live a successful and empowered life. Whether you have had a wonderful experience or consider something a failure depends upon the vocabulary you choose. Change one word and you change your emotional, psychological, and even physical response to a situation.
Consider, for example, if you removed the word, deserve, from your vocabulary. How would that change your life? For some people, deleting that one word from their vocabulary has enough power to alter their finances. You may think that that is an exaggeration. But if you ever had a conversation with someone who continually told themselves that they deserved to buy something because they had a bad day or a good day, that overspending was a reward system, then you could appreciate the word, deserve, represented an altered state of negative consciousness for them.
In this workshop, we will explore the power of our words. How carefully do we choose the words through which we talk to ourselves? How carefully do we select the with which we speak to others? Are we mindful of the words that we use to interpret the experiences of our lives? And how much can we change the quality of our life, our health, and our relationships by removing certain words from our vocabulary and introducing other words? The very essence of what it means to become a conscious person begins with examining the content of your vocabulary and its power to shape, define, and order your inner and outer universe.
I hope you will join me for this life-changing lecture. Before you answer, just consider the power that two words command in determining how much you could change the quality of your life and what you could learn about yourself through attending workshop: yes or no.
Caroline Myss is the author of Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. An internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness and mysticism, she holds degrees in journalism, theology, intuition, and energy medicine. She has appeared on two highly successful public television programs, and on The Oprah Show.